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Create a New User Account (windows 10) 1.  Press Window Key and the letter S to bring up windows Search 2.  Type User Accounts and select Settings 3.  select manage another account 4.  Add

If someone reading this is not comfortable with using REGEDIT use the program called Bsetshell on the page @kmoneylinked above. It will let you change your shell without manually editing the registry

Here you go @jjk73:   Create a .bat file with all the stuff you want to run on launch. Be careful! The second to last line has a /wait in it, so the last line that launches the explorer.exe

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6 minutes ago, NJDave71 said:

I have a separate user for the arcade and I have replaced the explorer.exe with bigbox.exe

I will post a quick tutorial with screen shots  shorty 

Wow this sound just that i want to do.

Thanks a lot for your answer!I  wait your tuto!

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Create a New User Account (windows 10)

1.  Press Window Key and the letter S to bring up windows Search
2.  Type User Accounts and select Settings
3.  select manage another account
4.  Add a new user in PC setting
5.  Add someone else to this PC
6.  I don't have this persons sign-in information
7.  Add user without a Microsoft Account
8.  Create the user and leave the password blank if you want to just auto sign in
9.  click and follow the on screen instrunctions


Windows Auto Login to BigBox / Create a New windows account for this 
* Warning we are about to modify the registry and it's only for this user account
1) open regedit (start menu > run, and type in regedit).
2) go to: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon.
3) add a new string value (Edit > New > String Value) called shell. and set the value to the path of the new shell
e.g C:\Launchbox\bigbox.exe.
4) log out and log back in

My Computer is a Dedicate Arcade and it works great.  

Thank you to Jason and his team for all the work on this FE and to all that have contributed to LB

Good Luck.   

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I've set this up, and it works great with one small exception.

Is there something special you have to do to get a secondary program to run at startup now?  ie, I put a link to a .bat file that runs UCR (Universal control remapper) in the proper startup folder.  That works for my user profile that doesn't boot directly into BigBox, but doesn't work for the profile where the shell has been replaced with bigbox.

Any thoughts?

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On 29/1/2017 at 3:49 PM, NJDave71 said:

I have a separate user for the arcade and I have replaced the explorer.exe with bigbox.exe

I will post a quick tutorial with screen shots  shorty 

Audio Vol + and Volume - work in big box for you without explorer.exe ? 

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5 hours ago, NJDave71 said:

I have a separate volume control and it us not dependent on software.  I would imagine that won't work.  

Ah ok , but Windows volume stop working (from keyboard or launchbox 

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On 1/30/2017 at 4:08 PM, Lordmonkus said:

If someone reading this is not comfortable with using REGEDIT use the program called Bsetshell on the page @kmoneylinked above. It will let you change your shell without manually editing the registry and you can set per user with it as well.

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Nice little app, thanks.
Do you by any chance know/can recommend a way of displaying a specific background image using bsetshell until BB fully launches (currently showing a plain black screen), and something to hide the mouse right from the Windows boot?

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17 minutes ago, thegreatiandi said:

Hey man,

Have you found anything on this yet🤔🤔??

Hey! 

I ended up still launching explorer. Made a custom desktop bg, made the task bar invisible and removed all the icons and notificactions so nothing is seen besides the wallpaper.

I run a program called autohidemousecursor and set the timer to zero so there is no mouse in screen unless moved. 

And thats it. Not the best approach, but I did not like the black screen while waiting for BB to open (and in my PC takes some time to do so). 

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4 hours ago, Kondorito said:

Hey! 

I ended up still launching explorer. Made a custom desktop bg, made the task bar invisible and removed all the icons and notificactions so nothing is seen besides the wallpaper.

I run a program called autohidemousecursor and set the timer to zero so there is no mouse in screen unless moved. 

And thats it. Not the best approach, but I did not like the black screen while waiting for BB to open (and in my PC takes some time to do so). 

That's not a bad idea at all. I am just in the last few days starting to dig into the lunch box programming. I come from the horrible hyperspin forms for my first arcade build, so I have heard so many good things about launchbox I'm here now. Once it's all said and done I would love for me to be able to hit one button to turn the arcade on and have it boot directly into launchbox. If the worst thing that happens is it has to sit on a background wallpaper for a bit before it launches into launchbox, I can deal with that lol.

 

So the process of the above-mentioned launching directly in from Windows, was that fairly straightforward for you?

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